The “little picture” you are referring to is called a gravatar. Like the one next to the comment on this blog post (scroll down), a gravatar is a globally recognized (picture) avatar. If you’ve seen the movie Avatar, I guess the two are loosely associated in that what you choose for a picture will be how people recognize and interact with you all over the web wherever gravatars are enabled.
If you are tired of the generic silhouette or square next to your comments on blogs, and you’d rather have a picture of you show up, it’s easy. It’s also free and safe to set up a gravatar.
Directions to set up your gravatar, aka “your little picture”:
Go to http://en.gravatar.com/site/signup Enter the email you’re most likely to use online, and you’ll be guided to set a password and upload a photo. That’s it! Savvy business people using Gravitars “to the max” may use a photo of them with a product, wearing a company logo /hat, Photoshop altered, etc. Be creative!
For more information on Gravatars and more, go to Putting a Face on Social Media – Gravatars: Day 2 written by Steve Gasser on his blog.
Once you are done setting up your gravatar, come back here and leave a comment. You’ll see your picture, and so will we! If you have any questions or trouble setting up your gravatar, you can leave a comment here and we’ll walk you through.